Principled Leadership in Polarized Times

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Are you finding your church to be more divided and full of conflict every day? Many people are. As leaders, we’re often caught in the middle. Is there a way to effectively lead during these times in which it seems that everything is a matter of polarization?

Leadership in this age when divisions harm community life presents an unprecedented challenge. In this course, Rev. Jake Morrill outlines ways leaders can be fully present, and yet well-differentiated, among the people they lead.

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Jake is a long-time pastor trained at The Bowen Center for the Study of the Family, in Georgetown, DC, in the theory and methodology of Dr. Murray Bowen known as Family Systems Theory. This introductory course lays out clear steps toward becoming the kind of leader needed in the church, and world, today.

About the instructor: Jake Morrill is Lead Minister of the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and also the Executive Director of the UU Christian Fellowship. A student of Bowen Theory, he’s on the Faculty of the Bowen Theory Education Center. Leaders seeking greater ease and impact can explore a coaching relationship by scheduling a consultation at

2 contact hours for continuing education purposes